So much controversy exists over what constitutes "Steampunk Music" and whether "Steampunk Dance" even exists or not (yet anyway), that we offered a panel on this topic for Allcon 2011. As Dance is more effective as a demonstartion than as a discussion, we discussed general patterns of what people often think of as "Steampunk" in music, then discussed how the only form of dance, (aside from a special version of "Tribal Fusion Belly Dance" that uses Steampunk attire and music,, but is still at this point apparently a form of Belly dance) that we can find is a special form of trance dancing common at STeampunk/Goth nights at local nightclubs. We gave a brief demonstration of at least our version of the same. Others using this form of dance often have either more Goth looking styles or are much deeper into the long, slow, inward focused trance like movements, but that would be hard to manage on a brightly lit stage with an audience, and besides the whole point is that this style of dance seems to blend elements of belly dance with a variety of styles (based on whatever music is being played at the time), but with an inward focus on "riding the waves of the music and the high that comes from the dance itself" rather than traditional belly dance's focus on the audience. Those we know that use this form of dance are rarely using intoxicants to any significant degree, because dance is their only drug of choice. Just thought you might like to see it!
Ramon Leon del Mar
Kali's Hourglass Performance Art Troupe